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Preventative healthcare: Key to overall wellness

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Mellissa Urban, 99th Medical Group contracted licensed practical nurse, gives a vaccination to Tech. Sgt. Allan Habel, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds quality assurance inspector, at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 19. Receiving immunizations for preventable diseases is one…

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Leadership Lessons: Do you know our Air Force Heritage?

GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. — On June 28, 1914, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist. One month later on July 28, the Austrian-Hungary Empire declared war on Serbia and by mid-August the great powers of Europe would be embroiled in war. Within a short time…

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99th CES ‘plumbers’ keep mission flowing

U.S. Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Staff Sgt. Alan Franklin, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron water and fuels systems maintenance craftsman, uses a hand auger, or plumbing snake, to unclog a drain pipe at the Nellis Inn on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 19. The pipe Franklin was unclogging was the main…

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Civil Air Patrol cadets gain insight on Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam Maj. Jason Curtis, U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron no. 6 pilot, interacts with Civil Air Patrol cadets at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 18. The CAP cadets were visiting the base to tour the Thunderbirds museum and the Threat Training Facility to gain more…

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Microchips help return lost furry friends

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Dr. Michael Simpson, a Department of Army Civilian Veterinary medical officer, scans ‘P.J.,’ a military working dog, for a microchip number at the Nellis Veterinary Treatment Facility at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 20. Military working dogs are required to have microchips due to…


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Adopt-A-Family program set to aid military families

Posted  November 27, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis First Sergeants’ Counsel is holding its annual Adopt-A-Family program during the upcoming 2013 holiday season at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Adopt-A-Family is a program that delivers presents to military families from Nellis and Creech who are in need of some extra help during the holidays. To partake in…

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414th CTS SERE specialists complete 187-mile Ragnar Relay Las Vegas

Posted  November 27, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam Staff Sgt. Paul Merck, 414th Combat Training Squadron survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist, Tech. Sgt. Ryan Wilkerson, 414th CTS SERE specialist, Tiffany Wilkerson, Las Vegas Athletic Club group fitness instructor, Staff Sgt. Robert Miner, 414th CTS SERE specialist, Staff Sgt. Derek Owens, 414th CTS…

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Tech expo comes to Nellis

Posted  November 27, 2013

Lee Clem, thinklogical director of sales for the western region, discusses a product with Staff Sgt. Henry Do, 99th Communication Squadron client systems specialist, during the tech expo Nov. 21 at the Club at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Various technology companies came to Nellis AFB to advertise their products to interested units on base.

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Nellis community runs Turkey Trot, Great American Smokeout

Posted  November 27, 2013

Airman 1st Class Alesha Beverly, 99th Medical Support Squadron patient administrator, sprints toward the finish line at the 5k Turkey Trot/Great American Smokeout in front of the Warrior Fitness Center, Nov. 21 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The top three finishers in the race for both males and females received plaques for their performance.

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Testing helps develop new tactics, techniques, procedures

Posted  November 27, 2013

The 505th Test Squadron utilizes Combined Air Operations Center-Nellis to host varying types of testing, tactics development and advanced AOC training. The 505th TS’s latest test, which started Nov 18, was AOC Operations in a Cyber Denied Environment.

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‘Deck the halls’ with safety in mind

Posted  November 27, 2013

U.S. Air Force graphic It’s that festive time of year again. It’s time to string the lights, hang decorations, put up Christmas trees and bring out the candles to celebrate the holidays. To keep the holiday season a merry one, Senior Master Sgt. Derrick D. Mitchell, Air Combat Command ground safety superintendent and Christian Jacobs,…

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Scholarships for Military Children program opens Dec. 3

Posted  November 27, 2013

FORT LEE, Va. – Applications for the 2014 Scholarships for Military Children Program become available Dec. 3 at commissaries worldwide or on the Internet at http://www.militaryscholar.org. Applications must be turned in to a commissary by close of business Feb. 28, 2014. Packages must be hand-delivered or shipped via U.S. Postal Service or other delivery methods,…

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757th AMXS Airmen keep A-10s flying

Posted  November 27, 2013

The 757th AMXS accomplishes intermediate-level maintenance on aircraft and support equipment components, maintains avionics, laser guided weapons systems, pneudraulics, fuel systems, engines, measurement and diagnostic equipment, electro-environmental and egress systems.

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Ask the Doc

Posted  November 27, 2013

Q. I’m a retired service member who’s about to get married. How do I sign my spouse and myself up for TRICARE?   A.If your information is up-to-date in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, or DEERS, then you’re already showing as eligible for TRICARE benefits. However, once married, you must take your spouse to…

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Community Happenings – November 27, 2013

Posted  November 27, 2013

Every Monday: Ready Set Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Wednesday: Grill Your Own Steak at The Club 5 p.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Every Friday: Social hour at the Robin’s Roost 4 p.m. Deployed Spouses supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments and meet with other deployed spouses. Share ideas, learn coping skills,…

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